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The Southern Sky Guide

The Southern Sky Guide

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: April 2001
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521714051
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521789585


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  • This unique and accessible book provides a handy reference to the skies visible from the countries of the southern hemisphere. Amateur astronomers or casual observers of the night sky will have easy access to the star charts of world famous astronomical cartographer Wil Tirion, prepared especially for this volume. Television astronomer David Ellyard has contributed a detailed explanatory text to accompany the charts, together with a general introduction to the study of the night sky. Charts of the whole sky--24 in all--show what is visible early and late in each month. These are followed by details of each section of the sky, with particular attention to the constellations seen in the southern skies. Planet positions are provided up to the year 2010. For this new edition, the text has been thoroughly revised and new charts created to illustrate the legends behind the main constellations.

    • New edition of the classic beginner's guide to the Southern Hemisphere skies
    • Thoroughly revised, now including new charts illustrating the legends behind the main constellations of the southern sky
    • Includes 24 whole sky charts throughout the year, and 20 sectional charts focusing on particular constellations: now lists planet positions up to 2010
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    Reviews & endorsements

    " ideal book to accompany anyone who undertakes the scanning of the southern skies, with or without binoculars or a small telescope." Science Books & Films

    "Wil Tirilon's cartography is clear and accurate, setting the standard in star atlases." SkyNews

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521789585
    • length: 102 pages
    • dimensions: 301 x 213 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.447kg
    • contains: 50 maps 5 tables
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521714051
  • Table of Contents

    Using binoculars and telescopes
    Observing the night sky
    The panorama of the night sky
    The turning of the night sky
    Sun and moon
    The planets
    Satellites, comets and meteors
    A variety of sights
    The all sky charts
    The constellation and sectional charts

  • Authors

    David Ellyard

    Wil Tirion

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